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dc.contributor.supervisorAustin-Smith, Brenda (English, Film, and Theatre)en
dc.contributor.authorDitzian, Tamar
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-11T23:12:17Z
dc.date.available2008-09-11T23:12:17Z
dc.date.issued2008-09-11T23:12:17Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/3075
dc.description.abstractAccording to reviewers, bloggers, and scholars, Lars von Trier’s films, particularly Dancer in the Dark (2000) and Dogville (2003) tend to evoke multiple intense, often contradictory, emotional responses from viewers. The films’ dialectical effects can perhaps be explained by the fact that they broadcast their artifice, which results in a seeming break in the audience’s emotional immersion. The question that this thesis seeks to explore is how the films can simultaneously distance and engage viewers. Generic theories, as well as theories on emotion and film reception, are useful in exposing von Trier’s emotive strategies. In the end, it might be that von Trier endeavours to evoke emotions in viewers while also making us aware of his manipulations in order to suggest that as spectators we must constantly question the film and its creator. More troublingly, he implies that there might be something fundamentally perverse about our desire to watch films.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectDancer in the Darken
dc.subjectDogvilleen
dc.subjectLars von Trieren
dc.subjectaffecten
dc.subjectcinemaen
dc.subjectBrechten
dc.subjectmelodramaen
dc.subjectgenreen
dc.titlePlaying with our emotions: genre, realism and reflexivity in the films of Lars von Trieren
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineEnglish, Film and Theatreen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeKerr, Bill (English, Film, and Theatre) Starzyk, Katherine (Psychology)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2008en


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